Arrests at Islamic school for girls
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Three men have been arrested on alleged charges of sexual assault and false imprisonment at an Islamic school in Lancaster.
The police are investigating the allegations and conducting searches of the school. The police have said that a significant number of pupils are international students.
Allegations of abuse from care homes for children and other vulnerable people have been all too common over the last two decades in this country.
Schools such as Stonyhurst College and Wellington College have also been the subject of police investigations, but allegations of abuse concerning Islamic schools are very rare indeed. Sadly paedophiles are not confined to any particular religion or creed, and they will always prey on the weak and the vulnerable, wherever they may be found.
See the recent case of Catholic Child Welfare Society v Various Claimants and the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Others  UKSC 56 for a recent example of a child abuse case from a school.
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